convenors

Dr Vincent Backhaus is a lecturer at James Cook University, Australia. He finished his PhD at University of Cambridge as the first ever Aborginal and Torres Strait Islander to study at Cambridge towards a degree, working on indigenous education and educational psychology. He is a member of the British Psychological Society and The Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA).

Dr Regina Hansda is a research fellow at the Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University. She completed her PhD at University of Cambridge in 2016 as the first ever Adivasi woman scholar. Her current work is on the alternative imaginations of food and agriculture with specific interests in the role of women, smallholder farms and Indigenous groups in the global South.

Louis Klee is a PhD candidate in Criticism and Culture at Gonville & Caius College, the University of Cambridge, where he is the 2018 John Monash Cultural Scholar. He graduated with a Bachelor of Philosophy from the Australian National University and received the Palgrave Macmillan Essay Prize and the Peter Porter Prize.

Benjamin Klein is a PhD student at the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge. His research focuses on ecology and land justice in contemporary South African fiction.

Dr Shamira Meghani teaches Postcolonial literature and theory at the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on literary constructions of subjectivity and identity, and intersections of sexuality, gender and ethnicity/race in relation to narratives of colonialism and settler-colonialism.

Ananya Mishra is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge studying comparative indigenous literatures. She was previously the Gates Cambridge Scholar at Center for South Asian Studies where she wrote a thesis on Adivasi Song Cultures and Social Movements.

Robert Newton is a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge.

Siddharth Soni is a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge studying short prose.

Olivia Slater is a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Reetika Revathy Subramanian is a PhD Candidate and Gates Cambridge Trust Scholar at the Centre for Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies, University of Cambridge. Her work, as a journalist and researcher, stands at the intersections of migration, gender, informality and urban governance in India.